Balham to embrace Jubilee fever

Published: Thursday 31st May 12

Hildreth Street Market will embrace times gone by this Sunday when it is transformed into a Vintage Diamond Jubilee Street Market & Tea Party.

From 12pm to 6pm on June 3 the Balham market will feature a variety of stalls offering some of the best trend led vintage fashion, accessories, homeware and craft stalls in London.

The Jubilee-themed market - curated by The Vintage Event and backed by the Balham Partnership and Wandsworth Council - will also boast a pop-up vintage beauty parlour from Kitty's Vintage and specially made cocktails from Harrison's.

Swingland will be performing swing dancing sessions while a stage area hosts a nostalgic mix of live vintage music from acts such as the 40s-esque all girl group The Wayward Sisters, plus performances from Earl Okin, Katy Carr, Tony Moore and DJ Moonshine Roxy Robinson.

Round the corner in the Balham Community Space, Bedford Hill (next to Sainsbury's car park), parents can take their children to an entertainment area offering old fashioned fun with Punch and Judy shows from 2pm.

This event is sponsored by Harrison's and supported by the Mayor's Outer London Fund, which is helping increase the vibrancy and growth of high street places across London.

The council and the Balham Partnership secured £1.4m through the Outer London Fund to run a series of projects in Balham town centre.

Chanelle Ryan from the Vintage event said: "Balham is a vibrant and cosmopolitan town and this event will offer the perfect backdrop for people of all ages to come together.

"The Jubilee Special aims to recreate the community spirit and general zeitgeist of a bygone era, in celebrating all that is British - a fitting tribute to the past 60 years."

The event is free to attend and no tickets are required. For more information about the event visit www.TheVintageEvent.com/TheJubileeSpecial.

To learn more about how the Outer London Fund money is being spent in Balham visit www.balham.com/OLF2.

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